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Chipper Jones is still leading the NL in hitting with a .410 average with a former Brave Rafael Furcal second with a .371 average. With 43 hits already, this may be the first time Furcal gets 200 hits in a season. His 43 hits leads the Majors. He has had 194 and 196 in the past. Furcal is 4th in the Majors in extra base hits with 17, while his teammate Andruw Jones has 5. Furcal also leads the Los Angeles Dodgers in slugging percentage (.586). Furcal is tied for major league lead in doubles with 12.
Chase Utley leads in home runs with 11 with five other National Leaguers tied with 8 each. Joe Crede and Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox are next with 7. Utley also leads the Majors in total bases with 86 (with Derrek Lee next with 76), and slugging percentage with a .748 percentage (Curtis Granderson has a .793 percentage, but only has 29 at bats. Chipper Jones is second with a .690 slugging percentage).
Albert Pujols leads in walks (30), and in on-base percentage with a .523 mark. Furcal second with a .459 percentage.
Brandon Webb leads in wins with 6, with four pitchers tied with 5 each.
Roy Halladay leads in complete games with 4 with 16 pitchers tied with one each.
Max Scherzer, recently called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has struck out an average of 14.54 batters per nine innings, but doesn't qualify. Therefore, it is Chad Billingsley who leads all pitchers with batters facing them at least 100 times with 13.01 strikeouts per nine innings. John Smoltz is next with 12 strikeouts per nine innings.